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Gil Vicente Futebol Clube (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʒiɫ viˈsẽt(ɨ)]), commonly known as Gil Vicente, founded in 1924, is a Portuguese football club that plays in Barcelos. It competes in the Primeira Liga, the top division of football in the country, and it is named after the Portuguese playwright of the same name. The best season for the team was in 1999–2000, when it finished fifth in the league.

Gil Vicente
Gil Vicente FC logo.svg
Full nameGil Vicente Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Gilistas (Gilists/Followers of Gil)
Galos (Roosters)
Founded1924; 95 years ago (1924)
GroundEstádio Cidade de Barcelos
Capacity12,504
ChairmanFrancisco Dias da Silva
ManagerVítor Oliveira
LeaguePrimeira Liga
2018–19Campeonato de Portugal, By the tribunal's decision (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Gil Vicente Futebol Clube was founded on 3 May 1924, after the creation of other clubs in Barcelos, such as Barcelos Sporting Club and União Football Club Barcelense. The idea to found a new club came from a group of friends that every afternoon played football near the city's theater, named Gil Vicente, after the Portuguese playwright. The initial name for the team was Gil Vicente Football Barcelense.

The first struggles of the young team were mainly about finding a pitch to play. Back then, the team would play in the Campo da Estação, which belonged to another club, Triunfo Sport Club. On 3 May 1933, Gil Vicente played in its first field, Campo da Granja, with a capacity for 5,012 spectators, and later renamed Adelino Ribeiro Novo which is now the youth academy stadium, after a Gil Vicente goalkeeper who died there during a match on 16 September 1946.

The team first got promoted to the top Portuguese division, then called First Division in 1990. In 1997, it got relegated to the Liga de Honra and came back two years later by winning it. The best position was in the first year back in the Liga, when it finished fifth, led by manager Álvaro Magalhães, a former Benfica player. Now as of 2019/2020 season Gil Vicente is back in the first division of Portugal.

Gil Vicente played in the Estádio Adelino Ribeiro Novo until the 2003–04 season. From 2004–05 on, the team plays in the new Estádio Cidade de Barcelos. Estádio Adelino Ribeiro Novo is now used by the young squads of the club bringing many players to the desired clubs and even attracting foreigners from places like Guiana, South Korea, France, England, And America the youth squads performs year in and out and is a very strong side in 2018/2019 the juniors or under 19 finished in the best 8 of Portugal.. The new stadium, with a capacity of 14,000, belongs to the municipality and received two UEFA Under-21 European Championship 2006 matches: Serbia and Montenegro 0–1 Germany [1] and Portugal 0–2 Serbia and Montenegro [2].

In the 2005-06 Primeira Liga, Gil Vicente fielded an ineligible player being Angolan forward Mateus. Due to this Gil Vicente lost the right to participate in the 2006-07 Primeira Liga which as a result Belenenses remained in the league as a result of the Mateus Affair.[1] Gil Vicente were accused by the special sports instances that rule Portuguese football of illegally resorting to regular courts on the dispute of Mateus, according to Gil Vicente, illegal contract with his former employer, FC Lixa.[2] however this had been overturned by the courts and Gil has since risen up

Still convinced this is not a sports-related case but rather work-related, Gil Vicente continued in the courts.[3] Along with the relegation, they were also suspended from the Cup of Portugal for one season.[4] Two of the youth teams were also affected by this decision didn't play there respective league games.

Gil Vicente tried different colours in their kits. Initially, the shirts were red, then green and white with horizontal stripes. Later came yellow and red (colours of the town) and then blue. In the recent years, Gil Vicente alternates between red and blue. In May 2011 the club won its second major trophy the Liga de Honra on the last matchday in a record home attendance against CD Fátima in a 3–1 home win thus gaining promotion to the top flight. Their key players for winning the championship were Hugo Vieira and Cape Verdean striker Zé Luís.

HonoursEdit

League and cup historyEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup League Cup Notes
1989–90 2D 1 34 22 5 7 51 25 49 Round 5 Promoted
1990–91 1D 13 38 11 11 16 34 46 33 Round 5
1991–92 1D 13 34 11 7 16 26 42 29 Quarter-finals
1992–93 1D 9 34 12 7 15 34 42 31 Round 4
1993–94 1D 10 34 10 11 13 27 47 31 Round 4
1994–95 1D 13 34 7 13 14 30 40 27 Round 4
1995–96 1D 12 34 9 9 16 31 49 36 Round 4
1996–97 1D 18 34 4 7 23 29 74 19 Round 4 Relegated
1997–98 2H 4 34 16 12 6 44 23 60 Quarter-finals
1998–99 2H 1 34 20 8 6 58 24 68 Quarter-finals Promoted
1999–00 1D 5 34 14 11 9 48 34 53 Quarter-finals
[A]
2000–01 1D 14 34 10 7 17 34 41 37 Quarter-finals
2001–02 1D 12 34 10 8 16 42 56 38 Round 4
2002–03 1D 8 34 13 5 16 42 53 44 Round 5
2003–04 1D 12 34 10 10 14 43 40 40 Round 4
2004–05 1D 13 34 11 7 16 34 40 40 Round 4
2005–06 1D 12 34 11 7 16 37 42 40 Round 4
[B]
2006–07 2H 12 30 12 9 9 27 27 36
[C]
2007–08 2H 4 30 13 11 6 43 34 50 Quarter-finals Round 1
2008–09 2H 9 30 8 14 8 36 37 38 Quarter-finals Second Group Stage
2009–10 2H 10 30 9 11 10 36 32 38 Round 4 First Group Stage
2010–11 2H 1 30 15 10 5 55 38 55 Round 3 Second Group Stage Promoted
2011–12 1D 9 30 8 10 12 31 42 34 Round 3 Runners-up
2012–13 1D 13 30 6 7 17 31 54 25 Quarter-finals Round 2
2013–14 1D 13 30 8 7 15 23 37 31
2014–15 17 34 4 11 19 25 60 23
2015–16 11 46 16 14 16 58 56 62
2016–17 13 42 13 17 12 47 49 56
2017–18 19 38 8 12 18 29 45 36

A. ^A Best league classification finish in the club's history.
B. ^B Despite finishing twelfth, the club was relegated due to fielding an ineligible player during the 2005–06 Primeira Liga season.
C. ^C The team at the start of the season was docked nine points due to its involvement in fielding an ineligible player in the previous season. The team was also suspended from the Taça de Portugal for one season.

Last updated: 17 July 2012
Div. = Division; 1D = Portuguese League; 2H = Liga de Honra; 2D = Portuguese Second Division
Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; P = Points

Current squadEdit

As of 30 August 2019[5]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Bruno Diniz (on loan from Náutico)
2   DF Alex Pinto (on loan from Benfica)
3   MF Soares
5   DF Rodrigo Prado
6   MF João Afonso
7   FW Lourency
8   MF Claude Gonçalves
9   FW Zakaria Naidji (on loan from Paradou)
10   MF Bogdan Mladenović
11   FW Erick Arruda (on loan from Braga)
12   GK Brian Araújo
13   DF Arthur Henrique
14   FW Romário Baldé
16   MF Juan Villa
No. Position Player
17   MF Márcio Meira
20   DF Kellyton
22   MF Léo Cordeiro
23   DF Edwin Banguera
24   MF Bozhidar Kraev (on loan from Midtjylland)
26   DF Rúben Fernandes
27   MF Yves Baraye (on loan from Parma)
29   FW Samuel Lino
30   GK Wellington
33   GK Denis
44   DF Nogueira (on loan from Fluminense)
55   DF Henrique Gomes
91   FW Sandro Lima
99   MF Ahmed Isaiah

Managerial historyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Esclarecimento (Clarification); FPF, 23 August 2006
  2. ^ Caso Mateus (Mateus Case); FPF, 25 August 2006
  3. ^ Caso Mateus (Mateus Case); FPF, 12 December 2007
  4. ^ Gil Vicente suspenso (Gil Vicente suspended); FPF, 25 August 2006
  5. ^ "Gil Vicente". Foradejogo. Retrieved 30 March 2015.

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